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Solace blog

13th May 2024

Local Government First Article: The chief executive’s evolving role, Matt Prosser

“Whether you’re a council leader, portfolio holder, backbencher, or member of the opposition, you will know who the chief executive of your council is.

“Clearly, it is a high-profile and complex role, but how much do you know about what it actually entails?

The position of council chief executive stems from a long history. Town clerks, the forerunners of today’s chief executives, derive from a time not long after the Domesday book, and this unique and vital role has evolved over the centuries as local government has changed, most visibly during the Victorian era, when many of our familiar local institutions were built.”

Click here to read the full article by Matt Prosser, Solace President, in Local Government First.